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#1048 of 2607 Re: Moonroof Stuck Open [gumby2]
Jun 22, 2005 (10:35 am)
Just got my 2004 4Runner (25,000 miles) back from the shop yesterday. I had the exact same problem. I opened the moonroof and it decided not to close. Actually, it became jammed. Dealer gave me the same excuse - 2-4 weeks to get new assembly. In the meantime, was able to drive a brand new bright green Dodge Neon. Words cannot describe how I felt driving around town yesterday. My 4 year old daughter thought the car was "cool". I'll keep you posted on how this progresses. Does anyone know who we should write to at Toyota (not the dealer) to express how pleased I am to not have a functional moonroof in the summer?
#1049 of 2607 Re: Gear slipping? Maybe it's HAC operating [corancher]
Jun 22, 2005 (10:09 pm)
I am right now battling it out with my local dealer over this. they are trying to tell me this is normal. baloney! HAC is supposed to apply the brakes and that is all. Grinding noises and clattering and rolling back is not part of the game.
I have a 2003 4Runner SE, V6, 4spd Auto.
I have had it in to Toyota 9 times in 2 years for weird transmission stuff. They repaired/replaced some gear in the tranny once, but most of the time thy tell me they found nothing or that I must be hallucinating. Today, though, their chief mechanic was with me in the car and we went up a steep hill. I stopped, then let of the brake and before I got on the gas, it rolled back, started grinding and clicking and then, once I pushed on the gas, did the dashboard chittering and HAC light, chunked down below and then went forward.
If you live in Seattle or San Francisco, this "normal" behavior would make you crazy at every intersection. there is no way that this is normal. Maybe a class-action suit from many of us will get their attention?
#1051 of 2607 Re: Hill Assist Control - Vehicle Rolls Backward [bad4runner]
Jun 22, 2005 (10:15 pm)
See my post to corancher.....
#1052 of 2607 Bad vibrations ?
Jun 23, 2005 (2:35 am)
There were tons of posts up until last October about the vibrations at certain RPMS...and then never mentioned again. What happened? Did people get tired of talking about it? Did people give up on getting it fixed? Did they GET it fixed? I just bought 05 Ltd V8 and it developed the vibration at 200 miles. It is getting worse...to the point I can't hardly even use the Overdrive. It vibrates as you pass through 1700-1800 RPMs (which is tolerable) but worsens when you top out in high gear and RPMs drop to 1300-1500. Dealership says all do it. Just curious why everyone stopped fussing.
#1053 of 2607 Re: Moonroof Stuck Open [goshenbob]
Jun 23, 2005 (7:37 am)
I'm sorry to say but I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one with this problem. My moonroof is so jammed that they can't get it closed, so they gave me a Corolla to drive around in. When they told me I wouldn't get my 4Runner back for 3-4 weeks, I told them I needed a more substantial vehicle. They had to call the regional manager to get special permission, but they set me up with a Highlander. It's certainly not a 4Runner, but its better than a Corolla (or a Neon).
#1054 of 2607 Re: front wheel rattle 05 Limited [neumie2000]
Jun 23, 2005 (3:28 pm)
Well I went to the dealer today (second time for front end rattle) and I went with the mechanic on the test drive and made him hear the rattling. So they call me later in the day and tell me they checked everything and they don't know what it is, they are going to call Toyota headquarters to see what they want to do about the problem and they will call me. So on the way home I realize that I just put on the new wheel locks that I got for my birthday and was wondering how they checked everything with out taking the wheels off, nobody from Toyota called me for the key. (sounds like a cover up) every time I mention about the fact that I heard there was a bulletin on the 4runner for the front end I get no response just silence. Well I will keep you posted
#1056 of 2607 Re: front wheel rattle 05 Limited [hardtoocatch]
Jun 24, 2005 (4:49 am)
Interesting. Now that I think about it, I have the wheel-locks as well, so I know the dealership did not take the wheels off when I was in. Good luck.
Jun 24, 2005 (2:15 pm)
I recently bought a 1991 4Runner. The truck has about 285K mi on it, but the engine was rebuilt about 100K ago. The other day it died at work, where it is still sitting. It turns over just fine, but won't catch.
When turning the ignition to "on", I am supposed to hear the whirr of the fuel pump correctly if I listen close enough, correct? All I hear are two clicks (perhaps one turning on, and one turning off). How audible should this whirr be? Am I on the wrong track? I think I'll pull the dist. cap tonight before I leave to see if that could be the problem. I just gone done off-roading the weekend before, and the air filter was filthy... replacing and removing it did nothing. I was also pretty low on gas when it decided to quit working... adding more gas did nothing (aside from irk me if I now have to drop the tank to get at the fuel pump). Any other tips on things to check?